Does Peacekeeping Work?: Shaping Belligerents' Choices After Civil War


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Princeton University Press
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6.0 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Virginia Page Fortna is associate professor of political science at Columbia University. She is the author of Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace (Princeton).


This book is an outstanding illustration of how research should be carried out: careful conception of the research problem, scrupulous data analysis, and subtle examination of case studies to better understand and delineate the causal foundations of the results. . . . Scholars and policymakers should pay close attention to these findings, and to her more detailed discussions of how the various capacities of peacekeeping missions can best be tailored to the conditions of specific conflicts.---Jack A. Goldstone, Perspectives on Politics
This is an excellent book which addresses an interesting, important, and understudied issue. . . . Does Peacekeeping Work? is a very important study and a model of social science research that makes a major contribution and that should be read, and assigned, widely. Peacekeeping is an important topic with academic and policy relevance, and scholars interested in working in this area should start with Fortna's book.---David E. Cunningham, Review of International Organizations
Does Peacekeeping Work is readable, rigorous, and covers an important topic in the fields of international relations and conflict resolution. The text would be an excellent choice for graduate-level research methods classes to demonstrate the use of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in a problem-driven format; it also would work well in courses on international conflict management or international relations more broadly.---Maia Carter Hallward, International Journal on World Peace
In this well-researched and solidly argued book, Fortna examines the casual relationship between peacekeeping and durable peace in a number of different settings. . . . Using quantitative analysis and qualitative case analysis of conflicts of Bangladesh, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone, the author provides detailed information on international peacekeeping.---N. Entessar, Choice
Students of politics have much to learn from the author's seamless integration of current international debates into [her] work.---Nicholas Gammer, International Journal